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A Misguided View of Immigrants

Posted August 19th, 2015 at 4:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Donald Trump’s immigration proposal — deporting the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants en masse, by force if necessary, then building a thousand mile wall along the U.S. border with Mexico to prevent their return — clearly caters to the unfounded fears of tea party conservatives regarding immigrants.

In Iran Nuke Deal, Partisan Interests Trump Security

Posted August 12th, 2015 at 3:14 pm (UTC-4)
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By Barbara Slavin A week after President Barack Obama passionately defended the Iran deal in a speech at American University, the political ripples keep spreading. Many commentators have complained about Obama’s tough tone and his equation of  Republican opponents of the deal with Iranian hardliners who chant “Death to America” at staged government rallies. Others […]

Republicans Must Deal Wisely With Trump

Posted July 23rd, 2015 at 9:23 am (UTC-4)
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Republican elites need to come grips with the real Trump threat and not make things worse.  Which is what they have been doing so far.

Trump Courts Controversy, Becoming Republican Frontrunner

Posted July 21st, 2015 at 4:01 pm (UTC-4)
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Mexican immigrants, a widely-respected American war hero and a high-profile senator: business mogul and Republican presidential nominee contender Donald Trump has unapologetically insulted them all. Meanwhile, his popularity has soared, putting Trump ahead of all other Republican 2016 hopefuls. What’s going on here? Some observers are calling for his head. Others are praising his political acumen.

Is Scott Walker Ignorant by Choice?

Posted July 21st, 2015 at 10:49 am (UTC-4)
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The man is running for president of the United States. He is governor of the state of Wisconsin. He is a husband and a father and a former Boy Scout, and yet he cannot say — or he will not say — whether he thinks being gay is a choice.

Democrats Being Democrats

Posted June 15th, 2015 at 4:27 pm (UTC-4)
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On Friday, House Democrats shocked almost everyone by rejecting key provisions needed to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement the White House wants but much of the party doesn’t.